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Mission Viejo City Council candidate dies of apparent heart attack

A candidate for the Mission Viejo City Council was found in his home early Tuesday, dead from an apparent heart attack, officials said.

William Barker, 72, a former city commissioner, was active in Mission Viejo politics. He was one of 12 candidates running for three open seats, City Clerk Karen Hamman said.

"He did have some health problems, from what I'm told," Hamman said in a phone interview.

His name remained on the ballot. If he is elected, the City Council can either appoint someone to the seat or call a special election, Hamman said.

--Robert J. Lopez

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